Wyoming is grounded in its Old West heritage. Cheyenne is home to some of the world's largest rodeos, which are fun for the whole family. But Wyoming family vacations are also about exploring the state's amazing natural wonders. Wyoming's biggest draw is Yellowstone National Park, an immense 3,500-square mile protected wilderness area with otherworldly geological formations, endless hiking trails, hundreds of native animal species, and incredible panoramic viewpoints.
Don't miss seeing Old Faithful, the most famous of Yellowstone's routinely erupting geysers, or the colorful Grand Prismatic Spring, the largest hot spring in the United States and third-largest in the world, which looks straight out of a coloring book. Other geothermal marvels include the still-active Yellowstone Caldera supervolcano and spectacular Yellowstone Lake, which sits nearly 8,000ft above sea level and provides great family boating and fishing opportunities.
Yellowstone isn't the state's only area of natural wonders, though. South of Yellowstone, Grand Teton is a staggering mountain peak surrounded by dozens of hiking trails, suiting anyone from young children to expert climbers. In the east of the state, Devils Tower is an eye-catching geological formation held sacred by Native American tribes that's also a designated National Monument.
Of course, Wyoming family vacations during winter are all about skiing and snowboarding in its marvelous mountains. Jackson Hole is home to some of the most challenging ski runs and best-known ski resorts in the country. There's no end to winter activity options here, whether on the slopes or relaxing in town.